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The Colorado Avalanche have won the NHL draft lottery.
The Florida Panthers own the second pick for June's draft, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have the third selection.
Colorado had an 18.8 percent chance of winning Monday's lottery after finishing the regular season with a 16-25-7 record, worst in the Western Conference.
The Panthers, who finished last in the NHL with a 15-27-6 mark, had the best odds of winning the lottery at 25 percent but had to settle for the No. 2 pick.
Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones is the No. 1 ranked North American skater according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.
Jones is the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones.
The lottery adopted a different format this year, with all of the 14 non-playoff teams having a shot at the first overall pick. The remaining 13 squads will be slotted in reverse order of their regular-season points.
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Get ready to see Erik Johnson and Seth Jones together. Oh, don’t kid yourself. The Avs need a D-man. Jones lived in Denver. Put it together. Colorado (16-25-7) beat out the Florida Panthers, will select second, for the first pick. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes will round out the top five. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.
The bad news:
The Sabres will not be getting the first overall pick. That. goes to the Colorado Avalanche
The good news:
The Sabres will stay in the eighth spot.
Let me get out a crystal ball and predict how the 2013 NHL Draft will go down, now that we've had the lottery and know who won.
1. Colorado Avalanche - This is a feel-good situation for them, as they required a top pairing defenseman. They'll take Seth Jones and won't think twice about it. Huge D-man, amazing offensively, can hit to hurt...Beast.
2. Florida Panthers...